Those Melodic Sounds, From Mysterious Places // Alessandra Belloni and "The Church on the Edge"
By Ozier Muhammad
Ms. Belloni describes herself as a percussionist who also likes to sing. Her songs are a mix of chants, prayers and folks songs from her childhood in Italy (she was raised in Rome). She is currently an artist in residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Edgewater, N. J., AKA "The Church on the Edge."
"When I first came to the church and saw the drum set near the altar," she says, "I knew this church was for me."